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KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Royals eventually could add another intriguing name to the battle for the final spot in their rotation next spring free-agent right-hander Javier Vazquez.
Vazquez, 36, has won 165 games over a 14-year career in the majors and has struck out 2,536 hitters in 2,840 innings.
Vazquez has not pitched in the major leagues since 2011 when he went 13-11 with a 3.69 ERA for the Florida Marlins.
But Vazquez is now pitching again for Criollos de Caguas in winter ball in Puerto Rico. The Royals are one of a handful of teams who have scouted him.
"Our reports are very good on him," Royals assistant general manager J.J. Picollo told FOXSportsKansasCity.com. "We'll continue to look at him and evaluate and see if it's a fit."
In his latest start last week, Vazquez threw six innings, gave up one run and struck out 10.
"His velocity was pretty good," Picollo said. "He was consistently in the low 90s (mph) and he was able to bring...
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Vazquez with the Yankees in 2010 (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
That is not a joke.
Multiple reports name the Yankees as one of several teams who are said to be keeping an eye on Javier Vazquez’s outings in winter ball. Also keeping an eye out are the Red Sox and Nationals. Vazquez is reportedly touching 95 MPH during his outings, and plans to pitch in the World Baseball...
Javier Vazquez is not only throwing in front of major league scouts, but he’s also leaving quite the impression.
According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, scouts are raving about Vazquez, and the Nationals are showing “heavy interest” in the veteran right-hander.
Vazquez, who didn’t pitch in 2012 after spending the 2011 season with the Marlins, will reportedly pitch in...
It’s amazing what can come from a scarce pitching market.
As the list of available hurlers — which was not all that impressive to begin with — dwindles even more this offseason, arguably the biggest news we’re getting slapped with is Javier Vazquez touching 95 mph on the radar gun down in Puerto Rico. And yes, believe it or not, people are getting pretty fired up about it...
The Kansas City Royals have built a team through the draft and player development, turning home grown players into Major League mainstays. Many of the accolades afforded to the players coming through the system, as well as some players acquired from elsewhere, is focused on the offensive production they have produced. Quietly the players that make up the starting eight have shown...
The Washington Nationals are showing “heavy interest” in semi-retired pitcher Javier Vazquez, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Vazquez last pitched in the Majors in 2011 with the Marlins where he went 3-11 with a 3.69 ERA and 153 strikeouts in 192.2 innings pitched. He walked away from baseball to spend more time with his family. “This could be it for me. The hunger is...
The Red Sox’ starting rotation appears to be set, but there’s always a chance the club could decide that another pitcher would go a long way toward helping Boston climb the AL East ladder.
If the Sox were to go after one of the remaining hurlers in free agency, there aren’t too many household names available, although a few could turn heads if they’re able to pitch the way...